Friends of Third (FOT) is our 501(c)3 non-profit parent booster group, dedicated to providing classroom support programs and curricular enhancements for all our students at Third Street School.  We rely on our community of parents, faculty, relatives, neighbors and local businesses to make our vital programs possible.

The children at Third Street School are diverse, well-rounded, top-scoring students who will continue on to higher education and become distinguished, civic-minded leaders of tomorrow.  Our talented teachers and staff have cultivated students whose state testing performance places Third Street in the top 2% of all public elementary schools in Los Angeles.


Our parent volunteers raise funds to support our teachers and students in this journey.  Together, we fund a budget of over $270,000 through Annual Giving and other school-wide events throughout the year to make up for the $300,000 less funding per year that Third Street receives from LAUSD.

Third Street PTA is part of the national organization whose mission is to provide a powerful voice for children, be a relevant resource for families and communities and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.   At Third Street, PTA coordinates the annual Reflections Art Contest.